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Poster: craven714 Date: Nov 4, 2011 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Star

"craven, what exactly is it that you think makes me a NEWBIE? lemme guess. is it because I'm only 24, and can't possible have acquired the vast knowledge that you believe you have?"
short answer: yes
That, and the fact that I just like to screw around with
the peeps around here. No biggie. Wineland has proven
himself so far. You? Not so much... Dont take it so hard.

As long as we got the long as we are....I just
wanna of them little stars....We got the beat
We got the beat...
Oh wait thats a different band. Never mind

This post was modified by craven714 on 2011-11-04 17:01:38

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 4, 2011 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Star

eh, ok, no biggie i guess. i just want to make one point. it's not accurate to call someone a someone a newbie who has tens of thousands of hours of gd listening and research under his belt. you'd be surprised at how much learning can be condensed into a short period of time. i'm fairly certain that the amount of time i've spent listening to this band exceeds the amount most people here had heard at age 30. having so much music and info right at my fingertips, has surely enabled me listen to and research the band much more efficiently than you were capable of when you were my age, due to technological restraints. that's all. i'm not here to prove my knowledge. i'm here to provide and receive good musical recommendations. and to read and participate in discussions i find entertaining.

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Poster: jackaroe_RI Date: Nov 6, 2011 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Star

Don't let the rabid anti Eighties drones affect your wanderings through those fantastic years. Some of the best music the Dead ever made was in 89-90.

While not nearly technically played as badly as some late 90's some of Keith's nod off shows in the 70's are some of the biggest sleepers that exist. Seastones can sometimes be torture.

Also {GASP} some of the 60's is so disjointed and boring it is unlistenable and not everyone worships PigPen.

Don't let the few so called "experts" here form your opinions. I'd esp disregard anything anyone tells you about how awful they were post 75 when in the next breathe they will freely admit to never listening to it. In fact more of the better informed views are on the actual trading site forms.
This forum is more of a mini club of long timers to the archive. There are others of us here , including moi, who have been on the archive 7+ years and almost never post here. We just stream or d/l master AUDS
Nothing wrong with being a newbie but at least you don't have to deal with all the elitist traders back in the day. Talk about arrogant selfish dicks....thank God the archive preserves some of the finest audio recordings every made of the band.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 6, 2011 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Star

thanks for the advice jackaroe. i assure you i don't let anyone's musical opinions affect mine. i trust my ear, and that's what i go by.

i agree about '89 and '90. i used to listen to much more '80s and and '90s, but these days it's almost primarily '67-'74, with some '75-'77 sprinkled on top. when i do venture past those years, i usually go right to spring of '90, or summer of '89.

"There are others of us here , including moi, who have been on the archive 7+ years and almost never post here. We just stream or d/l master AUDS"

surprisingly, i've been here since '04 but never participated in any discussions until recently. i was too busy downloading and listening to every possible minute of gd music i could get my hands on. finding this website was better than any christmas morning. presents for the rest of my life!

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Poster: craven714 Date: Nov 4, 2011 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Star

All I can say is keep up the good work. Anyone, at
whatever age who decides to get into the GD is alright
by me. I have the utmost admiration for any such person.
Dont let my, or anyones foolish comments distract you.
Now get back to that Cotterrell Gym and study some more
young man!!
And please, take any thing I say with a grain of bath
salt. Once your here long enough, you will realize that
Im just an asshole...

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 4, 2011 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Star

good to know craven. i just always get a bit defensive when sometime tries to lessen my credibility due to my age, because i assure you i don't fit the mold of the average 24 year old. i really don't blame you though, because even at 24, i usually look down upon the musical opinions of my peers. it's rare for someone that young to have a developed enough ear for the music to accurately dissect and it and fully grasp the breadth of the dead's music.

i can't stand a lot of the people i meet at shows who are my age, and usually end up having nice long conversations with folks in the 40-60 age range. the people my age are fun, but when it comes to the musical discussion, i just can't take them seriously. most deadheads my age don't have 10% of the exposure that a lot of you more experienced folks have, however i know that's not the case with me. i take comfort in the fact that by the time i'm 30, i will have as much knowledge and exposure to this band as some heads who've been listening to them for 20+ years.

when i obsess over something, like i do with this band, you'd be amazed at how much listening/learning i can do in such little time. efficiency is the name of the game. you can find me listening to the boys before i go to sleep, in the shower, anytime i'm in the car, and just about any free moment i get. anyway, end of rant. that colgate university show has me in a happy rambling mood right now.

bath salt though? not just table salt? while we're on salts, the bath salt epidemic in recent years is disturbing. what a disgusting substance to put in one's body, and the rates of usage are highest among people under 18. why can't kids today just smoke weed? they should be grateful for the high potency strains that are so widely available these days.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 4, 2011 8:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Star

Only 24? Why, I was younger than you when I saw one of those Bob Stars! So there! Hah!

Or, to put it more accurately, I saw a Bob Star but didn't know I saw a Bob Star. I didn't know there was a thing called a Bob Star until much later. Guess I thought it was just Bob going off.

What does that make me? A newbie oldie newbiesque oldie?

I'm impressed that you're only 24. I'm even more impressed that there are whippersnappers like you, CC, Wisc and MC who give diddly squat about this band. Clearly good taste isn't age related :-)